In virtual reality cinema, the audience chooses what to look at and when. What does this mean for traditional narrative storytelling?
Virtual reality cinema in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sander Koning/ANP
VR cinema explodes the frame, placing the spectator inside the space of the film. Audiences effectively edit it themselves, by choosing what to look at and when.
This will be the year when the Internet of Things becomes intelligent -- and useful.
Virtual encounters are getting ever more realistic.
If you find your partner having a virtual relationship with someone else – or with a computer-generated individual – is that the same as adultery?
Goggle Glass: what not to do.
Apple can learn a lot from Google Glass and other augmented reality glasses.
Would you want to be operated on by a surgeon whose only anatomy training was using virtual reality?
Medical students are using virtual reality to help them learn anatomy. But is it the game changing technology some people say it is?
How do you defend yourself in virtual reality?
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Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.
Real or Fake?
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ABBA are reportedly planning a 'virtual and live experience'. What might this actually entail?
A virtual reality scene – one for each eye – of a haunted ride.
The virtual reality rides of the early 20th century are now being documented in digital VR.
When will computers and humans interact fully?
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A long historical progression has brought technology to the masses – and will expand our capabilities as far as we can imagine.
Collisions director Lynette Wallworth used drones and 360 degree filming to create a totally immersive experience.
What if your first contact with the Western world was witnessing an atomic test? This is the story of Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, told in stunning virtual reality in animation/documentary hybrid Collisions.
When it comes to children and virtual reality, proceed with caution.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
Using a robotic video camera to digitally recreate a crime scene could give juries greater insight without the logistical nightmare and potential bias of a physical visit.
Who are you really talking to in your virtual chat?
Subtle manipulation of virtual reality can radically change how we respond without us even realising it.
There could be plenty of demand from the space tour guides of the near future.
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Hold a conversation with Harry Potter!
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Computers can become virtual companions, teachers, coaches and therapists. They can incorporate awareness of physical surroundings with human needs, preferences and even personality.
What would you do?
The author sat in on one of the Swedish military's virtual reality training exercises. Here's what they saw.
Björk performed a five hour set at Vivid Sydney, showcasing her latest album Vulnicura.
The small, geographically isolated country of Iceland is a leader in technology, environmentalism, experimental music and feminism. And Bjork, one of its most famous exports, mines all these themes in her new Sydney exhibition.
Human experience must remain at the heart of technological advances.
The future’s bright… the future’s virtual?
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
The virtual reality service incorporates both vision and touch.
A new shopping experience from two retailing giants shows companies are embracing sensory marketing.